Monday, April 21, 2008

22 Billion Gallons!

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Sunday, April 20, 2008 that a mistake in calibrating a gauge that measures lake water resulted in the release of 22 billion gallons from Atlanta's principle source of drinking water in 2006.

"More than a year before Georgia's historic drought demanded the Atlanta area's attention, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accidentally released about 22 billion gallons of water downstream from Lake Lanier in 2006, while trying to save taxpayers $138."

Neighbors apparently noticed the water level dropping in Lake Lanier, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn't realize the problem due to staffing changes.

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